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How to Host a Virtual Live Event

By Ian Anderson Gray

Confident Live Marketing Podcast

Episode 48

Episode Theme: Tech & Gear

April 17, 2020

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So, you’re putting on a virtual event. Or maybe you’ve had to move your conference to a virtual one? In recent episodes I’ve talked about the gear and tech of broadcasting your virtual conference or event live. But what about hosting the event - sign ups, managing speakers, and more.

I’m so excited to have Ben Dell on the show, the founder of HeySummit, the premier virtual summit out there - used by friends at AgoraPulse and Ecamm Live. I met Ben back in 2015 in Manchester at a conference I was speaking at - New Media Europe. He had just set up social media tool, MissingLettr.

Join us as we talk about the importance of virtual events, and how HeySummit can help you.

This episode is sponsored by Restream and Content 10X

We Cover...

  • Where did we meet?
  • How did HeySummit start?
  • Why virtual summits?
  • Have you got any tips for conference and event organisers who are needing to move over to a virtual event right now?
  • How does HeySummit work?
  • Can we use live video with HeySummit?


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Who is Benjamin Dell?

Ben is the founder of a number of SaaS companies (Missinglettr, HeySummit, HelpShelf and more recently OnboardFlow).
He previously owned a web agency for over 10 years (acquired). During this time he also launched a number of SaaS startups (two of which were acquired - one by David Cancel from Drift).
Ben is passionate about empowering businesses and brands with tools that help them succeed.

Brought to you by Restream and Content 10X


Restream is the complete multi-streaming suite for entrepreneurs.

With Restream you can stream to multiple platforms all at the same time. They have a plethora of destinations including:

  • LinkedIn Live
  • Facebook Live
  • YouTube Live
  • Twitch
  • Periscope and so much more

You can stream from another tool to Restream and Restream will take care of the multi-streaming for you really easily. Or you can broadcast directly from Restream to your platform of choice.

Restream also has chat, analytics and a scheduler. With the chat service you can view and engage with your audience from all the destinations you stream to.

I've been really blown away by the Analytics section - this shows your stream metrics - now many viewers, watched minutes, new followers and more.
And finally, the scheduler allows you to broadcast pre-recorded video live.

To sign up and have a play, visit


But just before that, it's time to introduce our first sponsor, which is none other than Content10X.

I'm so proud that Amy and the team at Content10X are sponsoring this podcast because it's just such an amazing fit. They are experts in content repurposing. They provide a full end to end repurposing service. So what are the great things about live video is that once you've sorted out the tech and the confidence? Once you've planned it out, you hit that go live button, you go live, you interact with your audience.

You press the end broadcast button... You've got a piece of content that you can then repurpose across the interwebs. And that is exactly what Content10X does. They will take that live show and they will repurpose it into, say, blog posts, podcast episodes, videos, social media images, and that's exactly what I do with this live show every single week.

And so the great thing about this is you can focus on building your business and they will help explode your content across the interwebs in a plethora of different content. So if you check out their blog, their podcast, and also they've got a new book now at you can find out how to do this yourself.

So, of course, Content10X can do this for you. But if you're not ready to do that, you can learn from the masters of content repurposing and find out how to do it yourself. They've got so many tips and amazing, amazing things at the blog and their podcast, and of course that book as well. So if you want to find out more, all you need to do is go to


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Ian Anderson GrayIan is the founder of the Confident Live® Marketing Academy and helps entrepreneurs to level up their impact, authority and profits by using live video confidently. Seriously Social is a blog focussed on live video and social media tools. He’s an international speaker, trainer, teacher and consultant.

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